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Video -- Ovechkin: Refs ‘celebrate New Year’s too early’ to miss Neil headshot

Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 20: during their game at PNC Arena on December 20, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Capitals won 4-2. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Grant Halverson

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin probably wasn’t happy seeing his team lose to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. One thing he really wasn’t pleased about was the shot in the head he took from Sens forward Chris Neil.

Check out the video from to see the play in question.

Neil wasn’t penalized for the hit and was injured on the play and did not return.

Following the game, Ovechkin made sure to mention the play and didn’t hold back his feelings as Katie Carrera of The Washington Post shares.

“Four guys out there didn’t do their job, maybe they decide to celebrate New Year’s too early right before the game and they didn’t see headshots [from] Neil against me,” Ovechkin said. “He fell on the ice, it was kind of embarrassing to see.”

Tell us how you really feel, Alex.

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